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Snohomish County Extension

Beef, Pork, Poultry, & Lamb/Goat 100 Short Courses

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Learn how to raise high quality beef, poultry, lamb, goat, & pork!

Western Washington’s unique ability to grow rich, healthy forage and grains makes it an ideal location for those wishing to take advantage of rising consumer demand for sustainably raised meat. Farm to table animal production offers small farms the opportunity to utilize land effectively while minimizing their environmental footprint. In addition, the extra income potential can round out the bottom line for many Western Washington small farms.

To ensure producers have access to the best information and latest research on sustainable meat production, Washington State University Extension and Department of Animal Sciences are offering day-long courses in sustainable beef, pork, poultry, lamb and goat production.

Join us:
Thursday, July 10, 2014 at Castle Rock High School for:
     Beef 100 (8:15am – 5:30pm),
     Lamb/Goat 100 (8:15am – 5:30pm), or
     Poultry 100 (8:15am – 5:30pm) and again on

Friday, July 11, 2014 at Kitsap County Fairgrounds for:
     Pork 100 (8:15am – 5:30pm) or a reprise of
     Poultry 100 (8:15am – 5:30pm).

Designed to increase the knowledge and skills of those expanding into livestock production, the 100 series short courses are also excellent refreshers for experienced producers looking to increase the sustainability of current operations. Each course helps farmers and ranchers increase their knowledge on the safe production of high quality food animals in an environmentally sound and humane manner. Topics address opportunities and issues that enhance the production, safety, and quality of beef, lamb, pork, and poultry from farm to table.

Presenters include WSU Extension meat and livestock specialists with extensive knowledge in all aspects of livestock production. From genetic selection, reproduction, and life cycle nutrition to  pasture management, marketing, and animal evaluation, attendees will learn what it takes to produce and maintain high quality livestock.

Early bird registration is $65 for one person/one species or $100 for one person/two species. For two or more people attending one or more species, early bird pricing is $50/person/species. For early bird pricing, paid registration must be received by July 3, after that the fee increases to $75 per person per species.

Registration fee includes lunch, materials, and a flash drive full of livestock resources to take home.

Register online at or download and print this form, and mail with your check. For additional information on the WSU Extension 100-series short courses, contact Jan Busboom, WSU Meat Specialist, (509) 335-2880 or; or Sarah M. Smith, Area Animal Science Educator, (509) 754-2011, x413 or For assistance with registration, contact Kate Halstead,, 360.794.6081.

Youth Livestock Quality Assurance Course

A new addition to the short courses this year is the Youth Livestock Quality Assurance course on July 11, 2014 (9:00am – 4:00pm) also at Kitsap County Fairgrounds. For more information and to register visit

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